I asked this in a side note to a previous question, but I figured it warranted its own question.
If a fixed gear aircraft is fitted with wheel fairings, even if you tapped the brakes after lift-off, would the wheels start turning again? With typical wheel-fairings I guess about one third to one quarter of the tire sticks out into the oncoming air flow, and would face perhaps 120 kts wind. All aircraft tires I've seen have grooves running along the direction of travel, with nothing going sideways that would be any obvious wind catcher, so I guess they're pretty much slicks in this regard.
Or would any 'normal' amount of friction in the bearings keep them from turning?